26 March 2017


  • Food and Health Secretary Ko Wing-man (inset) is facing questions over the government's response to the Brazil tainted-meat scandal. Photos: HKEJ

    Govt accused of not doing enough amid Brazilian meat scare

    - Mar 23, 2017 1:58pm
    Hong Kong authorities are facing criticism over their response to Brazil’s tainted-meat scandal, with critics accusing the government of not doing enough to halt sales of potentially unsafe imported products. Questions have been raised as to...
  • The ICAC is investigating accusations Carrie Lam (inset top) transferred benefits by appointing architect Rocco Yim (inset bottom) without an open tender for the Palace Museum project. Photos: HKEJ, Xinhua

    ICAC investigates Carrie Lam over Palace Museum architect

    Mar 23, 2017 1:41pm
    Hong Kong’s anti-graft agency has opened an investigation into former chief secretary Carrie Lam’s handling of the Palace Museum Project, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing legislator Claudia Mo. Mo said she filed a complaint...
  • Li Ka-shing became emotional at the press conference  as he talked about Hong Kong competitiveness, among many other issues. Photo: HKEJ

    What does a goddess have to do with Li’s choice for CE?

    - Mar 23, 2017 1:39pm
    Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, broke his silence over his choice for chief executive by using an ancient Chinese myth to give his take on events. When asked if he would vote for a male...
  • The actions of Joe Yeung (inset left) and his accomplice Ip during a December 2015 protest outside the Legco building were "stupid and reckless", a judge said on Wednesday. Photos: HKEJ

    Activist gets two-year jail term for 2015 Legco arson incident

    Mar 23, 2017 11:55am
    A Hong Kong court has sentenced a 23-year-old activist to two years in jail after finding him guilty of conspiracy to commit arson in relation to a 2015 incident outside the Legislative Council building Joe Yeung...
  • Yau Siu-ming (inset) lost his life following a heroic attempt to rescue two people who were stranded in the Tiu Shau Ngam mountain range. Photos:, HKEJ

    Firefighter dies after falling from cliff during hiker rescue

    Mar 23, 2017 11:24am
    A senior fireman died after falling from a cliff while he and his team were attempting to rescue two stranded hikers in a country park in the New Territories on Wednesday. Principal firefighter Yau Siu-ming, 51,...
  • Once elected as CE, will Carrie Lam continue to pass the buck to either Beijing or her subordinates on critical issues like she did before? Photo: HKEJ

    Administrative capability not Carrie Lam’s strength

    - Mar 23, 2017 9:42am
    Last week, I weighed the three chief executive candidates against one another based on the first couple of criteria laid down by Beijing for judging whether a person is suitable for the job. I am discussing...
  • Many wage earners in Hong Kong think that when their bosses consider promotion, personal impression may weigh more than merit and performance. Photo: HKEJ

    Likeability and luck key to promotion, survey finds

    Mar 22, 2017 4:04pm
    Hong Kong employees rank being liked by their superiors as the most important factor in determining promotion. On a seven-point scale, “supervisor liking you” rated 5.9, followed by “luck” (5.29) and “good performance reviews” (5.19), according to...
  • The existing formula for setting fares will remain unchanged, but the MTR has introduced several relief measures. Photo: HKEJ

    MTR agrees to lower fare increase by 0.6 percentage point

    - Mar 22, 2017 3:45pm
    The MTR Corporation (MTRC) will keep its existing fare setting formula, despite strong public demand for an overhaul after seven straight years of fare hikes. However, the rail operator will lower the fare increase by 0.6...
  • John Tsang's track record as Hong Kong's financial secretary doesn't inspire much confidence over his campaign pledges for a more fair and equitable society. Photo: HKEJ

    Why the poor hope and pray John Tsang doesn’t win the election

    - Mar 22, 2017 3:43pm
    John Tsang, one of the three candidates in Hong Kong’s chief executive election, has vowed to be a fence-mender as he sought support from both ends of the political spectrum. Many Hongkongers have a favorable view...
  • Eating between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. will increase the risk of breast cancer by 1.5 times as the digestive process could disrupt the hormonal balance. Photo:,

    Late dinners could increase risk of breast cancer

    Mar 22, 2017 3:09pm
    Women who eat late meals at night have a bigger chance of getting breast cancer, according to a study by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The study, conducted by the Jockey Club School of...
  • The inciddent happened in Yau Kom Tau Village in Tsuen Wan when a man tried to kill himself and his children by burning charcoal in their flat. Photo:

    Father, children saved from suicide attempt

    Mar 22, 2017 2:37pm
    A woman arrived home in time to save her estranged husband and their children from an apparent murder-suicide by smoke inhalation. The incident happened Tuesday in Tsuen Wan when the man, surnamed Cheung, tried to kill...
  • President Xi Jinping has not expressed his preference in Hong Kong's chief executive election, which is a good thing for John Tsang. Photos: Xinhua, Facebook/John Tsang

    Will Beijing change horses in the homestretch of CE race?

    - Mar 22, 2017 1:39pm
    Based on the results of different polls conducted by various institutions, most Hong Kong people have resigned themselves to the eventuality that Carrie Lam will be the next chief executive, although she remains far behind her...
  • Cheung Suet-ling shows her gold medal after finishing the 60-meter race in 25.37 seconds. Photo: Cheung Hoi-ling, HK Masters Runner

    Hong Kong woman, 93, clinches gold in world sprint race

    Mar 22, 2017 1:14pm
    As a test of speed, the World Masters Athletics Championships is further proof that age is just a number. And for a 93-year-old Hong Kong woman, it’s no barrier to one of her greatest achievements. Cheung...
  • Thousands of rounds of ammunition, guns and various gun parts were found in a shipment of fan heaters. Photos: Facebook/HK Police

    Man and woman arrested over bullets, guns

    Mar 22, 2017 12:05pm
    Police have arrested a man and a woman suspected of working for a syndicate and acting as recipients of parcels containing thousands of bullets. The arrests came after employees at Asia Airfreight Terminal in Chek Lap...
  • Supermarkets in Hong Kong have pulled Brazilian meat and poultry products from their shelves following a food safety scandal in that country. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt bans import of Brazilian meat amid tainted-food scandal

    - Mar 22, 2017 10:29am
    Hong Kong authorities announced Tuesday a ban on imports of Brazilian meat and poultry products following a food safety scandal in the South American country.  In a statement, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the...
  • Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing presents the designated bags citizens have to use under the proposed municipal solid waste charging scheme. Photo: RTHK

    Why waste disposal charging scheme is a good idea

    - Mar 22, 2017 9:11am
    On Monday the Environment Bureau finally unveiled its long overdue proposal on the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) charging scheme, and as expected, it has drawn mixed response from members of the public, many of whom think...
  • Lee, the suspect in the attempted robbery of a boutique in Central on Sunday, was arrested in 2002 (inset) after police got wind of his plan to stage another robbery with mainlanders.  Photos: TVB,  Apple Daily

    Cross-dressing robber linked to string of failed heists

    Mar 21, 2017 3:41pm
    A cross-dressing man who was collared by police on Sunday after attempting to rob a fashion boutique in Central turns out to have served over 28 years in jail for a series of failed heists. The 48-year-old...
  • Sandra Mak (second from left) has been a key strategist for Carrie Lam in the CE election campaign. The text alongside the picture shows some feedback from reporters on Lam's PR team. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook

    Carrie Lam needs all the help she can get after PR blunders

    - Mar 21, 2017 3:18pm
    If Carrie Lam wins Sunday’s CE election, she will have a lookalike assisting her for the next three months or so before she officially takes up her duties.  We are talking about Jessie Ting Yip Yin-mei,...
  • Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said the rates for the scheme are similar to those in Taipei and Seoul. Photo: HKEJ

    Solid waste charging scheme seen hard to enforce

    - Mar 21, 2017 2:50pm
    The proposed Municipal Solid Waste Charging Scheme is intended to encourage people to reduce the amount of garbage they produce. Well and good. But how do you enforce it? How do you penalize those who fail...
  • Ken Tsang attended the High Court on Tuesday to accept his sentence. He expects to be in prison for 31 days. Photo: RTHK

    Ken Tsang gives up appeal, goes to prison

    Mar 21, 2017 2:16pm
    Activist Ken Tsang said on Monday that he has decided to drop his appeal against a five-week jail term for assault on police officers and resisting arrest, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. “I have done...

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